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MERCHANTS MAGAZINE

AND

COMMERCIAL REVIEW.

CONDUCTED BY FREEMAN HUNT, A. M.,

MEMBER OF THE NEW YORK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ; CORRESPONDING MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN
AND LONDON STATISTICAL SOCIETIES; MEMBER OF THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY ;
HONORARY MEMBER OF THE MERCANTILE LIBRARY ASSOCIATIONS OF NEW
YORK, PHILADELPHIA, BOSTON, BALTIMORE, LOUISVILLE,

CHARLESTON, AND CINCINNATI, ETC.

VOLUME SIXTEEN.

FROM JANUARY TO JUNE, INCLUSIVE, 1847.

New York:
PUBLISHED AT 142 FULTON-STREET.

1847.

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J. BALESTIER, Esq., United States Consul at Singapore.
C. Bryan, Esq., Counselor-at-Law, of Ohio.
J. E. BLOOMFIELD, Esq., of New Jersey.
JESSE CHICKERING, M. D., of Massachusetts.
C. G. Childs, Esq., Editor of the Philadelphia Commercial List.
Gen. H. A. S. DEARBORN, of Massachusetts.
C. F. Daniels, Esq., of Connecticut.
J. F. Ertz, Esq., Accountant, of New York.
Dr. Lewis FeuchtWANGER, of New York.
D. R. JAQUES, Esq., Counselor-at-Law, of New York.
Thomas PRENTICE KETTELL, Esq., of New York.
James H. LANMAN, Esq., of Pennsylvania.
Charles LANMAN, Esq., of New York, author of “ A Summer in the Wil-

derness.”
J. R. M'CULLOUGH, Esq., author of the “Commercial Dictionary."
A. Nash, Esq., Counselor-at-Law, of New York.
Lorenzo NEELEY, Esq., of New York.
Hon. BENJAMIN F. PORTER, (Judge) of Alabama.
Junius Smith, Esq., of New York.
Hon. F. 0. J. Smith, of Maine.
J. W. Scott, Esq., of Ohio.
L. W. Sloat, Esq., of New York.
J. Snow, Esq., of New York.
Richard C. Taylor, Esq., of Pennsylvania.
Francis H. Upton, Counselor-at-Law, of New York.
Whelock S. Upton, Counselor-at-Law, of the New Orleans Bar.
RICHARD VALPY, Esq., of England.
GEORGE ATKINSOn Ward, A. M., Merchant, of New York.
John A. Wright, Merchant, of Pennsylvania.
Hon. CHARLES WHTTLESEY, of Ohio.
RICHARD Williams, Esq., Merchant, of Massachusetts.
S. Wood, Esq., Farmer, of New York.
FREEMAN Hunt, Editor and Proprietor.

FROM JANUARY TO JUNE, INCLUSIVE, 1847.

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Book trade ... 123, 219, 331, 427, 538, 640
Academy of com'ce and navigation at Trieste 60 Books and engravings, duties on in England. 122
Africa, commerce with the eastern coast of.. 29

Brazil, coast of, fixed lighi on Ceara.... 634
Agates from Oberstein, the...

533

Breadstuffs, cost of product'n & for. demand. 561
Alabama, law of debtor and creditor in .... 57

rel. val. of wheat & flour in N. Y. 561
Alta California, commerce and resources of.. 34

corn crop of O. States, in 1839.. 562
population

35

av. price of corn at N. Y. & N. 0. 562
climate and productions...

36

imported into G. Britain, '40-46. 567
revenue.

36

an. imp. of wheat into G. B.'41-43 567
exports, 1846

37

exp. of grain, Ire. to Eng., 5 years 567
cust'm duties at Monterey, '44 37 Bremen, post-office regulations on letters to. 616
shipp'g ent'd Monterey, '44-5 37 Brighton cattle market

527
America, product of gold and silver in... 413

Bristles, manufacture of at Cincinnati... 632
American whale fishery, statistics of..... 98, 319 British regulations for steam vessels. 88
iron-wood

ships, foreign seamen in

88
and French whalers, smuggling by 401

copper trade.......

207
East India and Pacific trade

corn laws .......
528

311
manufactured duck..

535
custom duties on timber, &c..

312
Art Union....

colonies, commerce of ..
503

98
merchant, position of the.

tariff, table of duties under..
Anthracite coal trade, Pennsylvania......... 206

navigation laws, suspension of.. 409
Anton Lizardo

316
revenue from 1836 to 1845

413
Annuities, life insurance, tontines, etc... 48, 445

imports of tobacco, 1845-46.

426
Architecture, sketch of navi'n & naval 19, 131, 227

tobacco warehouse at Liverpool..... 396
Art Union, the American...

593
hop trade

639
Arts and manufuctures, chemistry applied to 630 Brooklyn, Union White Lead Company at... 421
Association, mercantile library, Montreal .. 296

Brusterort, light-tower at

315
New York.. 297 Buffalo, imports of in 1846.

599
Philadelphia 216
arrivals and clearances, 1846.

599
Atlantic sperm fishery

101

enrolled and licensed tonnage of 599
ocean steam navigation, origin of... 172

exports coastwise, 1845

600
and Pacific oceans, union of.... 278

merchand, shipped & received, '45-6 601
Australia, western, ports of

91
Bullion in the Bank of England..

74
Australian copper ore...

95
Buoy on the Salt Scar, off Redcar...

512
Buoys in the gulf of Smyrna

91
B.
Baltimore, banks of....
Philad., & Wilmington railroad.. 326

208 California, Alta, commerce and resources of. 34
Upper, the mines of....

365
Bank of England, bullion in
74 Canal, Delaware and Raritan.

115
State, of Ind., condit'n of branches, '46. 412 comm'ce of Cleveland, Ohio, 1843-46. 394
of France, condition of the, 1847 623

railroad, and steamboat statistics.
Bankruptcy, statis. of uniform system of, '41. 414

115, 210, 324, 415, 535
Banks of Baltimore..

208
repairs, cost of....

536
Massachusetts

208, 307 N. Y., receipts at tide-water, 1844-46.. 191
New York, cbartered and free... 304 Ohio, tolls on, 1842-46

191
N, Y., means & liabilities of, '45-47 609 Canals and other public works of Ohio 420
Barter trade of Kiachta, in 1843.

40
of Belgium

255
Beacons on the Nidingen rocks, Cattegat. 91 Canton, foreign trade of, 1845..

198
at He igoland
on the western coast of Sleswick... 634
91 Cape st. Vincent, new light on

91, 215
* Tenez, notice of a rock off

633
Beaver island, Halifax, lighthouse on
315 * Frehel, light on.....

634
Belgium, coal mines and coal trade of....... 235 Carpeting, tapestry, manufacture of in Mass, 533
area of coal fields
236 Cattle, transit on railways.

417
exportation of coal to foreign coun. 240 market, Brighton...

527
export duty on coals..
242 Ceylon, commerce of

339
canals and railroads.,

255
population, 1836..

340
weights, measures, and currency... 303 productions

340
department of finance at Brussels.. 412 cinnamon exp. to England, 1897-34. 341
iron mines and manufactures of.... 531

vessels entered and cleared, 1845 46. 341
iron exported to France

532

gross revenue from customs, etc., '45 341
Bills of exchange...

71, 285

value of imports and exports, 1845. 341
" of lading.

71
pearl fishery

342
4 in London, rates of...

74
shipping

349
Biography, mercantile - David Ricardo...... 458 Chemistry applied to arts and manufactures. 630
Robert Thom ...... 381 China, commerce of in 1845-46.

198
Boston, imports at in British steamers...

export of teas to V, S., 1845-46., 199, 425
insurance companies in...

509
silk, etc.,

200
Bounties, revenues, &c., on merchandise.... 109 Chinese manufactures in France, exhibit'n of 631

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Chronometers, the use of...
89 Curiosities of Commerce

62
Cincinnati, manufacture of bristles at.. 632 Currency, chapter on colonial, prior to 1739. 344
Cleveland, Ohio, receipts of produce, '41-46. 190

foreign, weights and measures... 507
merchandise cleared at. 190 Custom-house at Valparaiso...

297
Coal mines and coal trade of Belgium 235 Customs duties on timber, British

312
French iron and...

329
u trade of Pennsylvania 202, 206, 327
6 and iron trade of the Ohio valley · 450, 629 David Ricardo, biography of

458
Coast of Sweden, lighthouse on
90 Debt, New York State .....

305
Ireland, floating lighls on.........

316
Maryland State....

306
Brazil, tixed light at Ceara.........

634
imprisonment for..

511
Code, commercial, of Spain.....

378 Debtor and creditor in La., law of... 53, 165, 381
Coffee, quantity consumed in U. 8., 1822-34. 78

Alabama, law of... 57
export of from Rio Janeiro, 1842-46.. 374

Mississippi, law of... 379
exp. to U.S. from Rio, 1842-46...... 374

Ohio, law of.... 469
Coinage or U. S. mint and branches
506 Delaware and Raritan Canal....

115
entire of the U. S., 1793-1846.. 624 Denmark, reduction of import duties in ....
Coins and Currency of the Hawaiian Islands. 6:22

timber, exp. from Norway, '35-41. 140
Columbia railroad, merchandise on the .....

326
exports to Norway, 1835-41

144
Colonies, Britisb, commerce of

398

vess, clear'd fr’m Norway tv, '33-43 150
Cominerce with the eastern coast of Africa.. 29

to Norway, '33-43 150
and resources of Alla California.. 34 Detroit, Michigan, commerce of, 1812-46.... 322
and navig’n, academy of at Trieste 60 Dollar-mark, origin of the...

309
curiosities of
62 Duck, American manufactured.

535
and the missionary enterprise.... 65 Duty on copper in England

610
and the opium trade at Hong Kong 122 Duties on books and engravings in England. 122
of Norway, trade and...

135

ad valorem & specific, 1844 5-6 ..... 317
and pavigation of N, Y., 1846..

194
differential..

635
of China, 1845-46

198
of Detroit, Michigan, 1842-46.. 322

E.
canal, of Cleveland, Ohio.. 3:24 Eastern coast of Africa, commerce with the. 29
of Ceylon
339 East Indies, free ports of....

314
in the Straits of Malacca

351

production of sugar in.
of the British colonies...

398 East India and Pacific trade, American...... 528
and trade of New York in 169) 399 Effects of inter, imp’ment on commerc.cities 263
of Singapore....
400 Egys, commerce in

638
of Philadelphia, 1945-46. 425 Emigration from Great Britain and Ireland.. 121
of Rio Janeiro, 1836-47..

371

England, bullion in the bank of ..
of France in 1844.

477

import of cured provisions into ... 122
1845..

547

duties on books and engravings in. 122
and navigation of U. S., 1845-46.. 513

export of manufactures from ...... 289
of Russia, 1845.....

628

revenue of, from 1066 to 1826 309
630

extent of cotton manufactures of... 330
Commer.chron. & rev., 72, 184, 287, 387, 490, 604

exports from to Mexico, 1846 457
regulations .. 81, 213, 311, 405, 497, 611

steam com, betw. N. Orleaps and.. 535
statistics .... 98, 194, 317, 425, 313, 625

prices of grain in, 1845-47..... 606
navigat'n of Great Britain, 1821-45. 197

duty on copper ore in

610
cities, effects of inter, improvem'ls. 263

importations of corn into..

628
cities and towns of the U. Slates.. 596 English railroad system, success of the.
speculation, novel..

301 Exchange and custoin.house at Valparaiso.. 297
prospects of Singapore.
302 Export trade of Cuba...

110
regulations of Cuba...

314

of wool. goods from Russia to Kiachta 39
regulations with Mexico, U.States. 455

of teas from China to United States.. 425
treaty between U.S. and Hanover.. 611 Exports, domestic, of U. States, from 1821-45 106
Company, Union White Lead........ 421

annual, of

110
Companies, insurance, in Massachusetts .. 508

of silk from China to United States. 200
Connecticut, sea resources of the coast of... 273

from Riv Janeiro, in 1840....

371
Contract, French tobacco ...

509

of coffee froin Rio Janeiro, 1837-46. 372
Consumption and production of sugar...... 6+

from England to Mexico, 1846..

457
of tea in the worlu

304

France to U.States, 1844-5... 555
Copper trade, the British...

207

Mexico,

556
ore, duty on in England..

610

Texas, ,

557
Coral fishery...

62

domestic, United States, 1845-46... 513
Corn laws, the British

311
foreign,

516
401
" preferable w money for Ireland

«6
and imports,

519
4 importation of into England, 1846-47.. 628

domestic, or Philadelphia, 1845-46. 527
Cornwall and Swansea mines

421

of sug'r & mol's tr’m Havana, '45-6. 529
Cost of wbeal-growing.

472

from Odessa, Russia, 1810-46...... 628
canal repairs ....

536
railway construction in Great Britain 536
Cotton-gin, invention of the
44 Factor, principal and

182
wool trade of Great Britain......... 11 Finances, New York State and corporation.. 118
imports and sales of

111
of Massachusetts. 1846.

209
bags ut, imported, exported, etc 112

New Jersey, 1846

209
regulating tor shipment of

214
Pennsylvania, 1816..

209
comparative weight of bags at N. 0.. 321

and debt of Maryland..

306
manui. of England, extent of the..... 330

department oi, ai Brussels.
Creditor and debtor iu La, law ol... 53, 165, 281 Fishery, American whale.

98, 318, 319
Alabama, law of.....

57
Say Harbor whale.

102
Mississippi, law of... 379
coral...

62
Ohio, law of.........
469 Five Fathom channel, wrock near the.

512
Cuba, export trade of, 1841-45...
110 Floating lights on the coast of reland

316
Cured provisions, import of into England.... 122 Flour, Rochester manufacture and trade .... 06

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Flour inspection at N. Orleans, 1845–46 ..... 114| Import of cured provisions into England.... 222
" export of from New York, 1843-46 .... 187 duties, reduction of in Denmark..... 411
receipts of at New Orleans, etc
190 Imports into New York, 1845-46.

194
receipts of at Cleveland, Ohio, '41-46., 190

into Rio Janeiro from 1836-39... 372
price of at St. Louis, 1841-46.... 322

of grain, etc., into France

409
“ proforma sales of..

626

at Boston in British steam packets . 426
Foreign arrivals at New York, 1846.

of tobacco, British, 1-45-46..

426
aud coastw. exp. of N. 0., 1845-6... 317

from U States to France, 1844-45... 555
currency, weights, and measures ... 507

from Mexico

556
France, commerce of, in 1844-45.

547
from Texas

557
general and special commerce of ... 548

and duties of Philadelphia, 1830-46. 527
commerce by land and by sea...... 548 Imprisonment for debt.

511
maritime trade of

549 lodiana, condition of branches of state bank. 412
trade of with various countries. 549 Indies, East, free ports of.

314
jmp. trade of with various countries 550

production of sugar in the... 375
exp. trade of with various countries 530

West, new reg lations of the French, 314
articles of import..

551 Industry of New York, manufacturing
export.

552 increase of population in western states..... 403
goods in transit

552 ingenious method of smuggling lubacco.... 401
warehouses and bounties..
553 Injunctions, cases of ...

66
cod and whale fishery

553 Insurauce, lite, annuities, tontines, etc... 48, 445
duties of all kinds..

553
mutual life.

152
navigation of....

554

80clety on the basis of mutual 152
exports from to U. States, 1844-45.. 555

Companies in Massachuselis. 1846, 508
imports from U. states to, 1844-45.. 555 Iuspections of flour in New Orleans, 1845-46 114
exports from to Mexico, 1844-45.... 5.36 luternal imp'nts, effects of on comm'l cities.. 263
imports from Mexico to, 1844-45 556 Invention of the coiton gun
exports from to Texas, 1244-45. 5.7

nautical, for steering ships..... 90, 215
imports from Texas 1o, 1844 45. 557 Ireland, emigration froin Great Britain and.. 121
importation of grains, etc., inlo..... 409

flotio lights on the count of

316
condition of the bank of

623 Tron trade of Europe and the United States. 574
exhibition of Chinese manufact, in 631 “ shipped from Philadephia in 1763. 575

duiy on iron for ship-bild's abol'd in 632 No. of furnaces in Pennsylvania in 1810. 575
French iron and coal mines

3.29

& prod.inl..., 1810... 575
whalers, sinuggling by American and 401

in Great Britaill, 1740. 378
tobacco contract

509 Brit. duties en foreign, from 1782-1819. 579
West India isles, new regulations of. 314 prices of in Liverpool, from 1506-16 ... 581
wines, reduction of duty on... 639 exported from Russia in 1793

5-3
Free banks of New York, chartered and.... 304

to U. -., 1832-38, 53
ports, East India....

314

Spain to Great Britain... 584
* irade, poetry of

394 " prices of in Cincinnati, iron 1814-31 586
Fur trade, tbe..

426 works of Penn., No. & product oi. 1842. 547
trader's post, St. Louis the.

210 rolling mills & nail fac. in Penn., 1846 589
product of tifty.four forges.

590

anthracite furnaces erecud since 1839 592
Genoa, light at the port of..

512 trade, etc., of Great Britain
German rail.oads, trattic on, 1846.

619
works, Archimedes..

93
Gluckstadt, barbur on
215 * foundry, New York

93
Gold mines in Orel and Siberia..

mountains of Missouri..
Grain in England, prices of, 1845-47.

606 manufact. of railroad in U. S... 97, 212, 530
Grapary of the west, the...

363 & steel, manut. iup into U.S., 1821-45. 107
Great Britain, Colton wool trade vf.

and coal mines, Freuch...

329
imp. & sales of cot.-wool, 1845 111 and coal trade of the Ohio valley.. 450
bags cot.-w'limp’d, etc., '31-46 112 mines and manufactures of Belgium.... 331
iron trade, etc., of
furnaces, etc., in Belgium..

532
the process of underwriting in 121 Belgian, exported to France, 1821-44. 532
emigration from

121
wood, American

218
exp from N. York lo, '45, 189, 190 Island, Soerhaayen, new ligbt-tower on
corom'l navigat'u of, 18:21-45. 197 1slands, Hawaiians, coins and currency of the 622
foreign & colouial ship'y, 21-45 197

newly discovered....

404
cost of railway costruct'n in. 536
revenue 1, 1846-7

643
Greenbush and Truy railroad
087 Jamaica, currency of prior to 1739

317
Gulf of Smyrna, buoys in the ........

91

survey of damaged you is landed at. 318
Journal of banking, currency, and finance,

118, 206, 303, 412, 506, 622
Halifax, lighthouse on Beaver Island

315

of mining and manuructures,
Hall's hydrostatic ink fountain

330)

92, 201, 3:27, 421, 530, 629
Hanover, coinm'l treaty between U. s. and.. 611
Harbor regulations of Macao, Chiua, 1846 .. 213
of Gluckstadt
...... 215 Kiachta, the Russian trade at..

38
Havre and N, York, ocean steamers between 617

exp. of woolen cloth from Russia to 39
Hawaiian Islands, coins and currency of..... 622

barter trade at, 1843.

40
Heligoland, beacons at.

91

reg 'n fixing price of Russ. goods at. 41
Hemp, manuf. of imp. into U. 8., 1821-45 ... 107

322

L.
prices of at st. Louis, 1844-46
Hints to merchants and business men 218 Lake Michigan, railroad from to Mississippi. 115
Hong Kong, commerce & the opium trade at 122 Lakey, vessels built and launched on, 146 620
Hop trade, Briush.....

639 Law cases, mercantile. 66, 182, 285, 383, 4&6, 602
of parents.

66
Lead region, the....

181
Import of goods into U. s. under 3 tariffs.... 77 extracting silver from....

95
& sales of cotton wool in G. Britain.. 111 mines and trade of the west..

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